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1. Mallnitz, Austria

You are probably not familiar with the picturesque village of Mallnitz, Austria. But you are in for quite a pleasant surprise. The village is nestled within Austria's Hohe Taurern National Park, the largest national park in Central Europe (1,800 square miles). You are surrounded on all sides by impressive mountain peaks and the largest glaciers in the Eastern Alps. The scent and feeling of "freshness" is everywhere - in pure crisp air, a sky for stargazers, clear water streams teeming with trout, and roaring waterfalls that fall into pristine meadow lakes. In 2017, the WHO awarded Mallnitz the distinction of "Health Village". As a member of the "Alpine Pearls", Mallnitz is enveloped in pure alpine nature, committed to sustainable, nature friendly, ecological tourism. In Mallnitz there are only 1,200 year round residents and the horses roam free in the pasture.

Mallnitz is located in Austria's southern-most region of Carinthia, which is north of Italy and Slovenia. Direct train service makes this location convenient - 3 1/2 hours from the Munich main station and 1 3/4 hours from Salzburg.

The Hotel Alber is a 4 star 1st class family owned & operated fitness focused hotel with more than 110 years of traditional hospitality and outdoor enjoyment. Beautiful Austrian wood decor in the lobby, large rooms with all the desired amenities, four-course freshly prepared meals, a wellness area with various saunas, whirlpool, wellness cabin, fitness room and a private backyard for afternoon sunning. Upon arrival you'll be treated to a welcome cocktail.

Your stay begins with a sumptuous breakfast of homemade and local products and followed in the afternoon with a snack of coffee and cake for all hotel guests. The evening offers a 4 course dinner which always includes a vegetarian choice and weekly special buffets such as hors d'oeuvres, and desserts. Once during the week there will be a Gala candle light dinner with piano music. There will also be a musical evening with live music in the "Almstube".

Three guided hikes are led during the week by Klaus Alber, a highly experienced international mountain guide who is familiar with every trail, flower and rock in the region.

NATIONAL PARK KARNTEN CARD is included during your stay and includes free: "High Roads at High Altitude" (excl. Road of the Grossglockner), ski lifts, Bios National Park Center (Mallnitz), 100+ trips and excursions, including "Panning for Gold".

For a seven night experience in Mallnitz from June 11th until October 4th, the price is $880. pp double and $980. single. A minimum of three nights is available for $380.double and $440 single. Arrival is possible any day of the week during the season.


2. Salzkammergut, Austria

Our New Village-To-Village Self-Guided Tours
.....In Austria's Region Of Lakes And Mountains
.....Known As The "Salzkammergut"

Tracks of the Book Smugglers

  • Nights: 3
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Locations: Bad Goisern - Hallstatt - Gosau
  • Included: 2 x lunch or trail refreshment, Salt Mountain funicular railway ascent.
  • Hiking Time: Average of 5-6 hours per day
  • Season:April 22 - October 18
  • Arrival: Any day
  • Price: $540. double, $630. single

Salzkammer Trail

  • Nights: 4
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Locations: Bad Goisern - Obertraun OR Hallstatt - Bad Aussee - Bad Goisern
  • Included: Guided tour of the Koppenbrueller Cave and 1 backpack per room
  • Hiking Time: Average of 6 hours per day
  • Season: April 22–October 18
  • Arrival: Any day
  • Price: $702. double, $815. single

Salzkammergut Circular Hiking – Deluxe

  • Nights: 7
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy/moderate
  • Lodging: Top 4-Star Hotels
  • Locations: Lake Wolfgang (2) - Bad Ischl (2) - Hallstatt (2) - Bad Ischl
  • Included: Ascent/descent with steam cogwheel railway Schaftbergbahn, ascent/descent with Katrin cable car, guided tour of "Salzwelten Hallstatt", various boat/train trips
  • Hiking Time: Average of 2.5-5 hours per day
  • Season: April 28-October 18
  • Arrival: Any day
  • Price: $1780. double, $2080. single

Dachstein Circuit / Discovery Tour

  • Nights: 6
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Lodging: 4 nights in 3-star inns/hotels, 2 nights in mountain huts
  • Locations: Ramsau - Guttenberg Lodge - Steiner Haus - Steinitzenalm Lodge - Hallstatt - Gosau
  • Included: Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card, (1) boat trip, ascent with the Salt Mountain funicular railway
  • Hiking Time: Average of 6 hours per day
  • Season: June 15-October 2
  • Arrival: Any day
  • Price: $1055. double, $1175. single

INCLUDED: 3-star accommodations (4-star on Deluxe tour), mountain huts (where indicated), breakfast, dinner, some lunches, luggage forwarding, all taxes and service charges, and other inclusions relating to specific tours. These tours are in addition to the five Salzkammergut tours already offered by Wanderweg Holidays. All prices are per person.


3. Appenzell, Switzerland
....."Living Tradition"

Appenzell, Switzerland

“Living tradition”... with family farms, handcrafted art, distinctive music with yodeling, and customary feasts in decorative costume... best describes this region in eastern Switzerland. Surrounded on one side by high mountain peaks and on the other side by lush green pasture land, Appenzell offers something for any visitor interested in hiking - not the least of which is the only barefoot hiking trail in Switzerland! Your stay at the 4 star Hotel Santis in the center of the village will be memorable! In addition to a daily sumptuous breakfast and dinner, you’ll receive the Appenzell Card for free use of local trains, buses, most cable cars, museums and much more.

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Season: April-November. Our WanderFree three night minimum stay is $660. per person (double) and $795. (single).


4. St. Luc, Switzerland

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Le Grand Chalet Favre, nestled in the 18th century village of St. Luc in the spectacular Val d’ Anniviers region of French speaking Switzerland, invites you to recapture the feeling of traditional chalets of years gone by. The charming sun-drenched bedrooms, well-appointed in French country decor are ideal for relaxation after a day of hiking the abundant trail choices. Located only 3 hours from Geneva (3 1/4 hours from Zurich) it’s an easy journey with breathtaking views of the Alps.

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Season: June 19 – October 11 (July 25 – August 16 is unavailable). Your stay includes a delicious breakfast and dinner daily, free use of the Spa at the nearby partner Hotel Bella Tola, and our WanderFree three night minimum is $545. per person (double) and $755. (single).


5. World Heritage Hiking Tour of the Salzkammergut, Austria

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Since December 1997 the "Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut" region in Austria has joined the list of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites.  UNESCO designated a large part of this region as a World Heritage worthy of preservation due to its unique and beautuful landscape and all their cultural activities - 76 lakes with crystal clear water, rich green alps, impressive rock faces up to 3,000 meters high, as well as the Dachstein Glacier.  This tour has it all - lakes, well-marked trails and charming villages.

A combination village-to-village tour with multiple day stays in quaint villages allows the visitor to experience the best of this region.  Hiking days average three hours and overnights will be in the villages of Abersee, Bad Ischl, and Bad Goisern.

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Hiking season:  April 22 to October 18

Included in the price of $1115. per person (double) or $1290. single:

  • 7 night hotel stay with breakfast and dinner
  • (4) boat trips
  • (2) bus tickets
  • Kaiservilla entrance fee in Bad Ischl
  • saltmine entrance fee in Hallstatt
  • train ticket (Hallstatt-Bad Goisern)
  • hiking maps and area information
  • (3) luggage transfers from village-to-village
  • all taxes and service charges

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6. Wildschoenau, Austria
.....Hiking the Romantic Wildschoenau Valley

To spend a vacation in the Wildschoenau in Austria is to experience a lush valley whose people have kept alive many customs, long forgotten in other places. Known for its wild beauty, this valley embodies "pristine" Alpine living.

This valley was practically cut off from the outside world until the end of the 19th century, accessible only with difficulty over the mountains. Today all of that has changed with the modern road from Woergl into the Wildschoenau valley. This tour is based in the village of Oberau, where the true history of the Wildschoenau community began. A hiker's paradise, with over 180 miles of maintained hiking and walking trails for every difficulty level.

Guided hikes are offered in three categories, ranging from 2-3 hours to over 4 hours with the demanding mountain hike choice. Waiting for you at the end of the day is the Hotel Tirolerhof with all of their Tyrolean hospitality.

Included services:

- 7 night stay at Hotel Tirolerhof in Oberau with breakfast and 4 course dinner and choice of entree

- Wildschoenau Card: free use of gondolas, various cultural museums and attractions and discounts for transportation in the valley

- (5) days of guided hikes (Monday thru Friday)

- All taxes and service charges

Walk/Hike: easy to strenuous level

Duration: 7 nights

Cost: $870. USD per person based on double occupancy or $945. single occupancy 

Season: May 10 – October 31


For complete trip details and reservations,
contact Wanderweg Holidays!.




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